This dataset summarizes selected elements of the seven marine planning exercises, including information about: prioritization approach and methods, planning domain, planning units, stakeholder involvement, conservation context, planning goals, conservation objectives, conservation features considered (patterns and processes), treatment of land-sea processes, threats, ecosystem services and climate change, costs, use of decision support tools, process followed to develop conservation alternatives, scheduling of actions/areas, and activities related to mainstreaming, implementation and monitoring. It also contains spatial information depicting the planning domains, maps of marine conservation priorities of the six planning exercises for which spatial information was available, and the spatial overlap of priorities.
The dataset comprises two sub-datasets with spatial and non-spatial information regarding the reviewed case studies of marine planning in the Gulf of California, Mexico, which were also used for the spatial analysis described in the associated publication:
Case studies: includes summary table with information about seven marine planning exercises, including information about the overall prioritization approach and methods followed by planners (Excel Spreadsheet), as well as supporting documentation underlying the review (PDF format).
Portfolios: includes maps (ESRI Shapefiles and Raster Grids at 250m and 1km resolutions) of the planning domain boundaries (including the full planning area, and the land and marine components) and the resulting maps of conservation priorities, including full portfolios, as well as the land and sea components. It also contains a map depicting the sum/overlap of the seven priority maps.